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Obama's Got Lots of "Skin in the Game"

AmericanLiberal Wrote: Dec 01, 2012 9:40 AM
Phew. This is the post of an idiot who watches too much teevee.
pascagoulapappy Wrote: Dec 01, 2012 10:11 AM
Right-oh, old chap ! You ARE an idiot and you DO watch too much teevee--or something!

Guy's intriguing post below offers an interesting option for the GOP in the fiscal cliff talks: Embrace Simpson-Bowles.

But I think another element aside from a "constructive alternative" is missing from the Hill Republicans' psyches (and thus playbooks).

That is the realization that, whether or not Obama blames the GOP in the short term for taking us over the cliff, in the end, he's the President.  He's the one who's supposed to be representing all of us -- yes, even the evil rich and those who didn't vote for him.  If he doesn't negotiate seriously about the cliff and we...